I've not posted for a little while but could really do with some help and advice.
Dad's now into his 3rd month of HT treatment for advanced PCa and currently doing well. We have been back to hospital today for follow-up to get results of how treatment is progressing. Dr said that dad's PSA level has come down from 1100 in oct 2010 to 500 (blood test results last week). The trouble is I dont understand PSA levels, as looking at others on here it appears to be in a different form like 0.04 0.06..... or is it just that dad's are so incredibly high?
Also the Dr. informed us that during a routine blood test at the hospital (for other treatments) in jan 2010 his PSA levels were detected as 200 and asked if we were aware of this as they could have started treatment earlier???
We of course were not aware of this and has now left me with so many questions like could he have been cured rather than treated or would the end result still be the same. I'm trying to find out why we were not informed but as you can imagine not getting very far.
Is it that a PSA of 200 is still so high that it points to it having already spreading outside the prostate?
Any advice would be a great help, thank you